Captain John Billington

Director, Civil Aviation Training Solutions, CAE

John has a diverse aviation background with experience as a pilot, in sales, business development, finance, and operations.

John holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Aviation Science from the University of Oklahoma and also obtained his MBA at Rice University.

John’s professional aviation experience began as a Flight Instructor and progressed to Captain on Business Jets. He has also spent time at American Airlines working in corporate financial and operations analysis.

John joined CAE in 2010 as a Regional Sales manager for Business Aviation in Southern California. Since then he has held the role of Manager of Business Development in North and South America for both Business and Commercial Aviation. In January 2013 John was promoted to Sales leader for Commercial Aviation Training for the Asia Pacific Region based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. John’s team was responsible for training sales in over 50 full flight simulators across seven different training centers in Asia including four joint ventures. John returned to the United States in January 2016 as the Sales Leader for Business Aviation Training in the Americas. He transitioned in 2017 into his current role as Director of Civil Aviation Training Solutions where he is leading the commercial effort for our Next Generation Training System.